Interviews

Ruben Ulises Rodriguez Montoya: Devastated and Hopeful

Ruben Ulises Rodriguez Montoya is an art- and myth-maker whose work distorts the imaginary lines that exist on land between states. His chimeric “lil beings,” as he calls them, are reconfigurations of found, personal, and organic materials, which he animates with allegories of displacement, inspired by ancient Mesoamerican myth and folklore.

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Interviews
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September 8, 2021
Credit:
Interview / Shehab Awad

Karen Holmberg: Archaeology in an Emergency

In Part Two of this two-part conversation, Karen Holmberg discusses the seemingly intractable problem of convincing people that they are in danger, or helping them to see that the world is changing around them and encouraging them to mitigate, or prepare for, those changes.

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Interviews
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August 18, 2021
Credit:
Interview / Will Corwin

Jared Buckhiester: Male Trouble

Jared Buckhiester and Logan Lockner discuss the thrill and humiliation of attraction, the influences of Billy Budd and Querelle on Buckhiester’s current exhibition, and the question of how much of a person’s “arousal template”—the fantasies, thoughts, images, sights, and smells that turn you on—is given, rather than chosen.

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Interviews
Source:
Summer 2021
Credit:
Interview / Logan Lockner

Nikima Jagudajev: Getting To Know Each Other in Public

Nikima Jagudajev choreographs the social. In her latest work, Jagudajev brings together the following elements: Dance, the I Ching, food, Zoom, meditation, live musical performance, time portals, long-term collaborators, new performers, and the audience.

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Interviews
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July 20, 2021
Credit:
Interview / Miriam Simun

Kenneth Tam: The Silence We Hold Between Our Bodies

Re’al Christian speaks with Kenneth Tam about his recent work Silent Spikes; the entwined mythologies of American Cowboys with Chinese laborers on the Transcontinental Railroad; and the intimacy—and intensity—of male coming-of-age rituals.

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Interviews
Source:
Summer 2021
Credit:
Interview / Re’al Christian